Enchanting India Travels

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

(‘Guest is God’), Namaste – Welcome to India! Upon arrival, we are greeted the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. We are transferred to our hotel. Delhi is fondly known as the ‘city of cities’. The bustling capital of India successfully brings together in its fold-the old and new presenting a unique melting-pot that fascinates all. Experience the coming together of the ancient and the modern, coexiting in harmony with each ther, enchanting the appeal of Delhi for travelers from far end of the globe. The gateway to country, Delhi enjoys a strategic location. It is well-concerned internationally as well as domestically. While Delhi itself presents lots to see, do and experience, it also helps access Rajasthan, the central India, North India and almost every city of the country.
Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.(2 nights) (B,D)

Day 02: Delhi

The capital of India is truly a tantalizing mixture of old and new. We start our morning tour with an exploration of New Delhi, a visit to the famous India Gate*, followed by the Houses of Parliament*, next Experience the tunning ancient minaret of Qutb Minar and its Monuments*. Built in the early 13th century, the magnificent red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meters high. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent AlaiDarwaza Gate, a masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art and two mosques. before venturing into Old Delhi where we visit the historical India’s largest mosque. “Jama Mosque*” built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jehan. We then embark on a walking / Rickshaw Ride tour through the bazaars at Chandni Chowk*, Old Delhi’s oldest and busiest market. We then drive to the Raj Ghat*, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. After the tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi, then we drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.(B,D) 

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi

Note – Chandani chowk is remains closed on Sunday!

Day 03: Delhi/Agra (Drive)

After having the breakfast then we will drive to Agra the city of Taj Mahal. Along with the country side view which will be the best experience of the country, On arrival in Agra, we check in to our hotel, late we will visit the the Red fort which was the residence of 3rd mughal emperor Akar, was built in 1573 AD .Overnight: Stay in Agra (1 nights) (B, D)
NOTE – Taj mahal remains closed on every friday.

Day 04: Agra/Jaipur (Drive)

We start our day with a sunrise visit to one of the most well-known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal*. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648. Built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and a universally admired masterpiece of world heritage. Situated on the right bank of the Yamuna in a vast Mughal garden, this funerary monument combines elements and styles of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. After visiting the Taj Mahal, we return to our hotel for breakfast. Following some rest time, we visit Agra Fort*. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses the spectacular imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Explore fairy-tale palaces, udience halls and two very beautiful mosques. Afternoon, we drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also called the Pink City, since most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone. Check in at the hotel, In the evening, we enjoy dinner followed by a unique Rajasthani cultural dance show.On arrival in Jaipur, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.(2 nights)(D)
NOTE: Taj mahal remains closed on Friday!

Day 05: Jaipur

This morning, we are treated like the royalty of yesteryear with a journey to the Amber Fort*, located in a picturesque valley among the Kalikho Hills. Known as the gem of Jaipur, this imposing fort dating from the late 16th century was never attacked or invaded. Built from a combination of yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, the fort includes distinguished halls, intricate carvings and ornate gardens. Next we return to Jaipur to visit the majestic City Palace*, which houses a rare collection of Indian art. We also stop at the stunning Hawa Mahal*, or Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved façade, and the Jal Mahal*, a historic palace used by the king in summer time. The evening is free to enjoy the one-of-a-kind shopping of the bazaars. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and
stone setting. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.(B,D)

Day 06: Jaipur/Pushkar (Drive)

After breakfast, A leisurely drive to Pushkar the bewitching little town on the edge of the desert. Pushkar is famous for its temples*, bathing Ghats, onion domes and chalk-coloured buildings clustering around its holy lake, said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. The lake is an important pilgrimage centre and we shall see many pilgrims and Sadhus, (Hindu holy men). We visit the famous Lord Brahma Temple, one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. Evening, we walk through the town and meet local folks. On arrival in Pushkar, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.(D)

Day 07: Pushkar/Udaipur (Drive)

After breakfast, Enjoy superb countryside views as we journey through Rajasthan to the city of lakes, Udaipur. Rajasthan literally means “the land of the Rajas” and the region’s royal heritage is still readily apparent. daipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar and no other city in Rajasthan is quite as omantic. Centred round the shimmering Lake Pichola, Udaipur offers beautifully intricate buildings set amid misty, rolling hills. It is also famous for the Lake Palace Hotel built as a palace on the lake and later turned into a deluxe hotel. On arrival, we visited the Saheliyon Ki Bari*, the Garden of Maids. Then we checked in at our hotel. Evening free to enjoy a walk and feel the city.On arrival in Udaipur, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.
(2 nights)(D)

Day 08: Udaipur

Our fascinating exploration of Udaipur starts with a visit to the enchanting City Palace*, which overlooks the Lake Palace located in the blue waters of Lake Pichola. The palace features several architectural and artistic reasures, such as the stunning peacock mosaics in the Mor Chowk and the murals of the Bhim Vilas Palace. At the Jagdish Temple* we view some remarkable friezes dating back to 1651. Next we explore Fateh Sagar Lake, Our tour of the romantic city of Udaipur ends with a boat ride on Lake Pichola, sailing past the picturesque Ghats and palaces visiting Jag Mandir*, a 17th century palace built on an island in the middle of the glistening lake. The palace was used by the royal family as a summer resort.Overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.(B,D)

Day 09: Udaipur/Jodhpur (Drive)

After breakfast we drive to Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City for the blue colours that decorate many of its heritage buildings. On arrival, we check in to our hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Mehrangarh Fort*, one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries, there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive ourtyards. We enter through the Gate of Victory (Jaipal) and explore the series of courtyards and palaces decorated with beautiful terracotta lattice work. The museum in the fort has one of the best collections of the splendid trappings of Indian royalty, including some amazing elephant’s howdahs (essential for glittering processions), miniature paintings and the inevitable Rajput armory and ephemera from ivory inlaid ladies dumbbells to camel bone carpet weights. Later we visit Jaswant Thada*, a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II with an array of whimsical domes.On arrival in Jodhpur, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel. (1 night)(D)

Day 10: Jodhpur/Jaisalmer (Drive)

After breakfast, an interesting rural Rajasthan drive to Jaisalmer. Also known as the “Golden City” for its yellowish sandstone, Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. Its crown is a fort that contains a palace and several finely sculptured Jain temples. On arrival, we check in at our hotel. we drive to Sam village in the Thar Desert. Here we ride on camels to the nearby sand dunes and enjoy the beautiful desert sunset. Then back to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in jaisalmer.(D)

Day 11: Jaisalmer/Bikaner (Drive)

After the breakfast, Today we visit Jaisalmer Fort*, one of the largest forts in theworld. Built almost a millennium ago, the fort stands proudly on Thikuta Hill. As the sun sets, its yellow sandstone walls fade to a honey-gold, camouflaging the fort in the surrounding desert. Life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval times as we wander through narrow lanes filled with havelis (mansions), temples, skilled artisans and, of course, camels. We also experience Gadisar Tank*, a scenic rainwater lake surrounded by numerous beautiful shrines and a spectacular variety of birds. We drive to Bikaner after reaching Bikaner to check in at the hotel. On arrival in Bikaner, we check in to our hotel, Overnight stay at the hotel.(D)

Day 12: Bikaner/ Mandawa (Drive)

After breakfast we explore Junagarh Fort*, built by Raja Rai Singh. The Raja traveled extensively while in the imperial service, and his appreciation of the art and architecture that he had seen was meticulously incorporated into Junagarh Fort. Later we visit a camel breeding* farm set within the sand dunes, the only farm of its kind in the whole of Asia. After the tour of Bikaner we drive to Mandawa.
On arrival in Mandawa, we check in to our hotel overnight stay at hotel. (2 nights)(D)

Day 13: Mandawa

After breakfast, We explore Mandawa famous “Open Air Art Gallery of Rajasthan”,  visiting havelis where the walls have been decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting different aspects of life in Rajasthan, evening is free to loiter around this small semi town mandawa.
Overnight stay at the hotel in mandawa.(B,D)

Day 14: Mandawa/Delhi (Drive)

After breakfast, After a fascinating tour of Royal Rajasthan, we are driven to Delhi(No Nights). Where we will have farewell Dinner at a luxury Restaurant, After a farewell dinner, we are transferred to the international terminal for our flight home. We bid farewell to India after what will have been a memorable journey into history, culture, art and architecture, having made new friends and lots of memories.

B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner



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